The CUA’s own David Burnfield on discovering Patristic Universalism. Another great Christian Universalist video, from CUA member Steven HAuse’s “Love Unrelenting” YouTube channel!
From the earliest days of the church, there have always been three views on what happens to those who die without knowing Christ…damnation, annihilation, and restoration. Patristic Universalism presents scriptural, philosophical, and historical support for the restoration view and demonstrates why it was the model advocated by some of the earliest and greatest church fathers. Anyone disillusioned with the traditional view that one must get it right in this life or spend eternity in hell will find Patristic Universalism an appealing alternative that remains true to Scripture. One does not need to abandon the Bible as the inerrant and infallible word of God to discover that there might be more to the salvation equation than we’ve been led to believe.–David Burnfield
David’s excellent treatise on Patristic Universalism is one of the texts used in our ministerial education program. It’s highly recommended: